Shamrock Smoothie (Dairy-Free)

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Happy St.Patrick’s Day!

On that note…how about a nice, healthy, green, kid-friendly (i.e., no alcohol!) smoothie to celebrate?


I’m quite aware of the fact that you’ve probably seen enough GREEN on every food blogger’s website today to last you a lifetime…

I’d ALSO like to think that if you’re a Bites for Babies’ repeat visitor you’ll agree that MY version of this green treat is WAY more tempting than any other ones you’ve seen



What a great way to incorporate greens, in this case spinach, into your picky toddler’s diet! (Word to the wise…If your toddler is super-finicky a regular food processor might not disguise the spinach enough for it to go unnoticed) ;-(

My son however didn’t seem to be bothered by it (and I get to, once again, relish in the fact that I don’t need to purchase an expensive Vitamix just yet!) If you DO have a vitamix, go ahead and throw some fresh kale in there as well!


(Yields about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 ripe hass avocado
1 large ripe banana, fresh or frozen and chopped into quarters
1 cup organic spinach
1/2 cup – 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk (depending on desired consistency)
1 tbs. raw honey or organic maple syrup
1/4 tsp. cinnamon (optional)
1/8 tsp. turmeric powder
toasted coconut flakes for garnish, if desired


Puree all ingredients in a blender or food processor until fully combined and smooth.

*TIP: Start with 1/2 cup of coconut milk then add more depending on desired consistency.


Garnish with toasted coconut flakes for added sweetness and crunch and serve immediately.



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  • monica

    This is absolutely more tempting than the gross food-color laden posts that are popping up everywhere! It looks amazing too – and one that I can do!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      That was quick, lol! And thanks, no food colouring on this Blog! ;-)

  • Heather – MOHTH

    With the ingredients of avocado, spinach and bananas, it doesn’t look like it would taste good, but your pictures are amazing and as a mom anytime I can sneak some veggies in, its a good thing.

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      I completely agree in regards to the list if ingredients…but it is delicious! Would love feedback if you try it ;-)

  • sarahchang

    That looks amazing!!!! I actually think I could sneak it into my kiddos. Must try :)!

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      Thank you! Would love feedback if you try it ;-)

  • @MommaYoung

    This looks absolutely delicious!!! I can’t wait to try it. I love making shakes for the kids, but we can’t use milk this is perfect.

    • Lisa @bitesforbabies

      We are just starting getting back into shakes…since winter is FINALLY over!!! You can use any milk-almond, soy, hemp, coconut…I’ve tried them ALL!

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